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Post trouble in women’s hostel, ISEC Bengaluru told to beef up security

The jurisdictional police have asked the authorities of Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) to arrange for proper security at the women’s hostel on the institute premises.

Published: 31st March 2017 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2017 03:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The jurisdictional police have asked the authorities of Institute of Social and Economic Change (ISEC) to arrange for proper security at the women’s hostel on the institute premises.

In a written communication to the ISEC director, the inspector of Chandra Layout police station said the institute must provide proper security at the women’s hostel where they recently conducted a search following a research scholar’s complaint about outsiders staying in the hostel.

The letter, a copy of which is available with Express, reads, “Recently I have received a complaint from one of your female research scholars where she alleged that males from outside are coming and staying in the rooms in the women’s hostel. She raised questions about her safety. The scholar even sent an SMS from her personal number and explained the situation.

Following that, we have conducted a search on March 26 in the presence of the warden and deputy warden. During the search, we even found a male hiding in the bathroom of a scholar’s room in the women’s hostel. Though they said he is her local guardian, he is an outsider. Considering this incident, please take proper measures to provide security at women’s hostel,” the police inspector said.

Institute director Prof M G Chandrakanth was unavailable for comment.

It may be recalled that some research scholars at ISEC staged a protest recently condemning the entry of police into the campus.

Woman sneaks into IISc campus, arrested

BENGALURU: A 32-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly sneaked into the ladies hostel of Indian Institute of Science earlier this week. The accused has been identified as Aarthi Devyani, a resident of Bhoopasandra and a native of Nagpur, Maharashtra.

According to police, on March 27, she entered the ladies hostel illegally by evading the security personnel on the premises. A security guard later noticed her and took her to senior officials. The security personnel handed over her to police and filed a complaint.  

The woman told the police that she had lost her way into the campus and was looking for somebody to help her. Aarthi was let on a bail later. Sadashivangar police have registered a case.

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